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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Friday, January 1st

I worked in the fore noon was around home in the afternoon - W. N. Tippetts folks was here to dinner rained some and thawed to day

Saturday, January 2nd

I was at home all day it rained most all day - it is offel mudy - Lonie Corbin was buried to day

Sunday, January 3rd

At home all day it rained some all day the river is raising again

Monday, January 4th

It snowed a little last night & to day the river is very high to day I butchered my

hog to day

Tuesday, January 5th

The river is going down a little - it froze a little last night

Wednesday, January 6th

I went to the timber with the teamsters helped Charley Hall to butcher a hog

Thursday, January 7th

The river gone down it is snowing a little - pleasant

Friday, January 8th

I wasent doing enything it snowed all day

Saturday, January 9th

15 below zero - I was sawing slabs 1/2 day

Sunday, January 10th

28 below - I was at home all day very cold

Monday, January 11th

I was sawing slabs in the fore noon Robt Snyder was here to dinner

Tuesday, January 12th

24 below - Robt Snyder was here to day instead of yesterday

Wednesday, January 13th

Begun to fill the ice house - 1 day

Thursday, January 14th

I was sawing slabs & carrying saw dust

Friday, January 15th

I was sawing slabs

Saturday, January 16th

I dident do eny thing

Sunday, January 17th

3 1/2 days this week - we was up to W. N. Tippetts to dinner

Monday, January 18th

I was sawing slabs 3/4 day - it snowed most all day - I made a bolster for J. Orr

Tuesday, January 19th

Sawing slabs in fore noon - I made a pair of bolsters for Jo Orr

Wednesday, January 20th

I was sawing slabs in the fore noon. In the after noon I made a pair of hounds for Martin Levery - it snowed all day

Thursday, January 21st

I was a jacking logs

Friday, January 22nd

I was a jacking logs

Saturday, January 23rd

I was a jacking logs

Sunday, January 24th

We was over to Charleys to dinner

Monday, January 25th

I was to Onslow to day with the teamsters

Tuesday, January 26th

I was at home all day - snowed to day

Wednesday, January 27th

I was at home all day - pleasant

Thursday, January 28th

I was helping Tom Hamilton to draw some hay & then I began a pair of bob sleighs for Wm Orr

Friday, January 29th

I made a roller for Grant Beckwiths sled & fitted some shoes on Barts sled & worked 1/4 day on Wills sled

Saturday, January 30th

I worked on Wills sled

Sunday, January 31st

At home all day

Monday, February 1st

I was at work on Will Orrs sled

Tuesday, February 2nd

Working at the same

Wednesday, February 3rd

22 below - I finished Will Orrs sled - 1 day - 4 days at sleds

Thursday, February 4th

31 below - At home all day - pleasant Friday, February 5th

I was at home on Jim Boyds harrow

Saturday, February 6th

I finished Jim Boyds harrow - very pleasant - it thawed some

Sunday, February 7th

I was up to R. Greens to dinner then to church - It thawed a good deal to day

Monday, February 8th

I went to Onslow with Oren - still a thawing

Tuesday, February 9th

I was a fixing my vice & planes

Wednesday, February 10th

At home all day I was fileing my saws - it is getting mudy

Thursday, February 11th

I was at home all day doing nothing

Friday, February 12th

I helped Jim Lee to take a hog up home then he drawed me a load of wood - it is very mudy

Saturday, February 13th

I made a sway bar for Jim Lee & a pair of rockers for our rocking chair - the new circular saw came to night

Sunday, February 14th

It snowed last night I was at home all day

Monday, February 15th

I was jacking logs

Tuesday, February 16th

I was jacking logs

Wednesday, February 17th

I let a log fall on my foot

Thursday, February 18th

My foot is very sore to day

Friday, February 19th

My foot swelled very bad yet

Saturday, February 20th

I was at home all day

Sunday, February 21st

My foot is sore yet

Monday, February 22nd

I went to Cascade with Charley Hall

Tuesday, February 23rd

I dident do eny thing

Wednesday, February 24th

I was jacking logs - it rained afternoon

Thursday, February 25th

We was cleaning the boilers - cold & blustering

Friday, February 26th

I was jacking logs

Saturday, February 27th

Doing the same it is snowing hard in afternoon

Sunday, February 28th

At home It snowed all fore noon hard & all last night

Monday, March 1st

I gave a deed to J. Herrington - jacking logs

Tuesday, March 2nd

Jacking logs

Wednesday, March 3rd

Jacking logs

Thursday, March 4th

Jacking logs

Friday, March 5th

It snowed in the fore noon - jacking logs in the fore noon - Alva took place in after noon - School out to day

Saturday, March 6th

Jacking logs - 6 1/2 days this week

Sunday, March 7th

I was up to Geo McCouloughs in the morning & home again - Wm Tippett & wife was here to dinner

Monday, March 8th

Jacking logs

Tuesday, March 9th

Jacking logs

Wednesday, March 10th

Jacking logs

Thursday, March 11th

They was fixing the engin - I was up to B. Halls in fore noon - I was jacking logs part of the after noon - it is a snowing

Friday, March 12th

Jacking logs

Saturday, March 13th

Jacking logs

Sunday, March 14th

We was up to J. Shirleys to dinner & to T. Hamiltons in the eve

Monday, March 15th

Tom moved to day - I was jacking logs

Tuesday, March 16th

Jacking logs in fore noon - topped sugar bush in after noon

Wednesday, March 17th

I was jacking logs - very mudy

Thursday, March 18th

Doing the same the river is very high

Friday, March 19th

I was jacking logs

Saturday, March 20th

The river still raising to high to saw - It rained most all day then it snowed the hardest it has this winter

Sunday, March 21st

I was helping Charley to make a bead stead for Harry

Monday, March 22nd

I was jacking logs - very pleasant to day the river going down

Tuesday, March 23rd

Jacking logs

Wednesday, March 24th

Jacking logs

Thursday, March 25th

I jacked logs until noon - the river is high again

Friday, March 26th

I was around home to day - we was to John Tebos to supper

Saturday, March 27th

At home - very mudy yet

Sunday, March 28th

I went up to Robt Snyders - it began to snow hard I went to Tom Greens & stayed all night

Monday, March 29th

I came home in the fore noon & stayed at home

Tuesday, March 30th

It is snowing hard to day - I had settlement with M. C. Walters

Wednesday, March 31st

It has snowed very hard all day - at home

Thursday, April 1st

At home - it is still a snowing to day

Friday, April 2nd

At zero - At home in the fore noon up to the place & cut a little wood - Dick White moved to day

Saturday, April 3rd

Around home - pleasant to day

Sunday, April 4th

I was up to Mr. Ecklers & home

Monday, April 5th

I was up to the place in the fore noon - sharpened some posts & home - it is offell mudy - Hander Shirley moved

Tuesday, April 6th

At home in fore noon I was helping Will Fletcher to shingle in after noon

Wednesday, April 7th

I was shingleing

Thursday, April 8th

I was sharpening posts a while in fore noon & helped Will Orr to pile his Black Walnuts

Friday, April 9th

Sharpening posts & made a spout for cistern I drawed some wood with Jim Lees team

Saturday, April 10th

At home it is misting some

Sunday, April 11th

At home I was picking up things Bertha came to day

Monday, April 12th

We moved to day pleasant - Jim Lee & Charley Herrington & Charley Hall helped me & Lizza helped Bell

Tuesday, April 13th

Tinkering around home

Wednesday, April 14th

Choped some wood & tinkering around the house

Thursday, April 15th

I was up to Ed Harts - bought 1 doz chickens - it rained in the after noon - Lizza came home with me Bell is to McCoulloughs quilting

Friday, April 16th

Choping wood part of day it rained part of day

Saturday, April 17th

Jim Lee plowed my onion patch 2 1/2 hours then I went after the mail

Sunday, April 18th

At home - Ivah came up - Ed Hart brought me 2 doz chickens

Monday, April 19th

Planted onion seeds in fore noon then I was grubing out the orcherd & burning the trees

Tuesday, April 20th

I was down to the mill back & finished the orchard

Wednesday, April 21st

I was tinkering around finished my onion seeds

Thursday, April 22nd

I was to the crick in fore noon was harrowing oats for J. Lee in after noon

Friday, April 23rd

I was harrowing 1/4 day then I made a gate & made a hog yard

Saturday, April 24th

Plowed the garden - Lizzie came up & stayed all night

Sunday, April 25th

At home most all day I was down to Lees a while

Monday, April 26th

I planted my potatoes all fore noon then went to the crick & got some potatoes

Tuesday, April 27th

I was planting beans & then I was helping Will Mc & Wm Reyner to make a couple of harrows

Wednesday, April 28th

We put the wire around the pasture in fore noon - Mrs. Walters died this fore noon

Thursday, April 29th

Was to Mrs. Walters funeral - it is mudy & cold it rained hard last night

Friday, April 30th

I was to Canton in the fore noon I was cutting poles for the hen house

Saturday, May 1st

I was choping wood in fore noon & was down to the crick in after noon - Bell was down & stayed all night

Sunday, May 2nd

I was helping down to the crick

Monday, May 3rd

I was cutting wood in fore noon then cut some poles for hen house

Tuesday, May 4th

I was planting sweet corn & choping stove wood

Wednesday, May 5th

I was helping W. N. Tippett to set posts

Thursday, May 6th

It rained a little last night I was making fence for Bart

Friday, May 7th

It rained a little last night I was making fence for Bart

Saturday, May 8th

I was planting corn for Jim Lee it rained some to day

Sunday, May 9th

At home it rained after noon

Monday, May 10th

Bell went to Canton with Mary Reyner I went with Jim Lee

Tuesday, May 11th

Planted corn

Wednesday, May 12th

Sticking pumpkin seeds & choped wood

Thursday, May 13th

Helping Jim Lee make fence

Friday, May 14th

Helping Jim Lee make fence

Saturday, May 15th

I went to Garryowen with Charley Herrington

Sunday, May 16th

Thare was a heavy frost this morning - Rilla was up here to dinner - Pleasant to day

Monday, May 17th

I was hoeing in the garden & cleaning celler

Tuesday, May 18th

It is raining this morning went to the crick

Wednesday, May 19th

Aunt Fannie & Ivah was here to day I was hoeing & cleaning celler

Thursday, May 20th

I was planting corn for Jim Lee got done

Friday, May 21st

Finished the celler & hoed in the garden

Saturday, May 22nd

I set out cabbage plants & went after the mail - I came home Harry came with me - It rained last night

Sunday, May 23rd

At home in the fore noon then we went to Jim Lees

Monday, May 24th

I was droping corn for Ed Hart

Tuesday, May 25th

I was hoeing in garden

Wednesday, May 26th

I was hoeing in garden

Thursday, May 27th

Planting corn for E. Hart

Friday, May 28th

I drawed my poles for hen house & stove wood in the fore noon - tried to dig a well for the cattle in the after noon

Saturday, May 29th

I was up to the crick in fore noon - it rained some at home most of the after noon

Sunday, May 30th

At home all day - Lizzie stayed all night

Monday, May 31st

I was to the crick in the fore noon back home & hoed in the garden - Bell went down home to night

Tuesday, June 1st

I was to the crick in the fore noon then home

Wednesday, June 2nd

I was up to the crick & up to Fletchers & home & was hoeing in the garden to day

Thursday, June 3rd

I was to the crick this morning brought Tippetts heifer & calf up here

Friday, June 4th

I was hoeing in the garden

Saturday, June 5th

I was to the crick in the fore noon & caught some fish & came home

Sunday, June 6th

I was a bee hunting with Jim Lee found one swarm Charley & Ivah came up to day we was all down to Lees to dinner then we came up to our house

Monday, June 7th

I commenced work on Supples barn at a 1.50 per day

Tuesday, June 8th

Working on the barn

Wednesday, June 9th

Working on the barn

Thursday, June 10th

We raised the barn

Friday, June 11th

Putting up the four posts & girts and siding too

Saturday, June 12th

Siding and putting up perline plates

Sunday, June 13th

At home to day

Monday, June 14th

Working on the barn

Tuesday, June 15th

Working on the barn

Wednesday, June 16th

Working on the barn

Thursday, June 17th

Working on the barn

Friday, June 18th

Puttin up the carrier track

Saturday, June 19th

Sheating & takeing down scaffolds 5 3/4 days this week

Sunday, June 20th

At home all day

Monday, June 21st

Begun shingleing

Tuesday, June 22nd

Shingleing today

Wednesday, June 23rd

Shingleing today

Thursday, June 24th

Shingleing today

Friday, June 25th

Shingleing today

Saturday, June 26th

Finished shingleing this morning & took down the scaffold & make a door & begun the floore - 6 days this week

Sunday, June 27th

At home all day

Monday, June 28th

It rained all fore noon I was down to the crick in the after noon

Tuesday, June 29th

I was at work on the barn in fore noon - the cow had a calf to day - I went to Onslow with Jim Supple in after noon

Wednesday, June 30th

We was makeing doors

Thursday, July 1st

We was putting up stanchions - I got through - 20 1/2 days

Friday, July 2nd

At home hoeing in the garden very warm

Saturday, July 3rd

I was down to the crick & home again

Sunday, July 4th

We went up to Robt Snyders with Barts folks very warm - corn waist high

Monday, July 5th

I was down to the crick this morning - I settled with M. C. Walters

Tuesday, July 6th

I mowed the door yard then went to help Jim Lee in the hay - It was very warm - 112 degrees

Wednesday, July 7th

I was helping James Lee to stack hay - 104 degs

Thursday, July 8th

I was a home - Jas Lee cut my hay - 1 hour

Friday, July 9th

I took Jims team & went to Onslow after the bridge paint

Saturday, July 10th

Helping Jim in hay

Sunday, July 11th

Charley & Ivah was here

Monday, July 12th

I was to the crick in fore noon then home

Tuesday, July 13th

At Canton in fore noon then home

Wednesday, July 14th

I was helping Bart in the hay

Thursday, July 15th

I was helping to make fence in fore noon then home & back to the crick in after noon

Friday, July 16th

At home

Saturday, July 17th

I was down to the crick after mail

Sunday, July 18th

I was with Jim Lee hunting a bee tree came home Dick White and family was here

Monday, July 19th

I was binding oats for Jim lee

Tuesday, July 20th

Binding oats for Jim in fore noon - rained some

Wednesday, July 21st

Russel Atkinson & me begun the Bridge painting - we painted the Supple Bridge to day 106 ft long at 8 cts per lineal foot

Thursday, July 22nd

Painted Smith Bridge 100 ft long at 8 cts

Friday, July 23rd

Painted Walters Bridge 105 ft long at 8 cts

Saturday, July 24th

I was binding oats for Jim Lee untill half past ten then he went down & helped to paint a crick bridge 55 ft at 10 cts per ft

Sunday, July 25th

We was down to W. N. Tippetts to dinner

Monday, July 26th

We finished the bridges 60 ft at 10 cts per ft

Tuesday, July 27th

I was a fishing & got none Bell is to the crick

Wednesday, July 28th

I was down to the crick in the morning then home Jim Lee is stacking oats

Thursday, July 29th

I went to Onslow with Dick White

Friday, July 30th

I was after Black Berries in the morning at home the rest of the day

Saturday, July 31st

I was to the crick after mail then home had a little shower this after noon

Sunday, August 1st

At home all day

Monday, August 2nd

I started to go to Tom Greens & came back, took Jim Lees team & got a load of lumber

Tuesday, August 3rd

I was makeing a chicken house

Wednesday, August 4th

I was at work at the hen house yet

Thursday, August 5th

I was working in the saw mill took the heifer to Hertz

Friday, August 6th

Worked in the mill jacking logs

Saturday, August 7th

I went & got the mail then back & worked at the hen house

Sunday, August 8th

Bell & me was down to Dick Whites to dinner then we went up to Supples to see a game of ball.

Monday, August 9th

Around home

Tuesday, August 10th

Around home & to Lees in the fore noon helped Bart to thrash in after noon

Wednesday, August 11th

I helped W. S. Reyner to thrash morning Dident do enything the rest of the day - helped Will Mc

Thursday, August 12th

Around home most all day I was over to Pete Hertz whare they were a thrashing

Friday, August 13th

At home took the cow to Bull to Pete Hertz a little rain

Saturday, August 14th

Foggy this morning I was after the mail to the crick

Sunday, August 15th

At home Tom & Bell Green was here to day it rained hard last night & to day

Monday, August 16th

I was down to Lees in the morning & at home the rest of the day

Tuesday, August 17th

Bell & me was down to the crick Wednesday, August 18th

I was up on the Prairie to get help to clean the graveyard

Thursday, August 19th

I was down to the crick & at home the rest of the day

Friday, August 20th

We was cleaning the grave yard

Saturday, August 21st

Russell Atkins & me was over on the North Fork & to Canton

Sunday, August 22nd

I was to Canton with Will Mc to see a game of ball

Monday, August 23rd

I was working in the mill

Tuesday, August 24th

I was down to the crick in the fore noon & at home then

Wednesday, August 25th

At home Bell sick

Thursday, August 26th

I was working on the road very warm

Friday, August 27th

I was working on the road from Jim Sinkeys to Shirleys very warm

Saturday, August 28th

I was down to the crick & got the mail Bell stayed all night it rained hard

Sunday, August 29th

I was over to Wm Reyners in the fore noon we started to go see a game of ball & didnet go I went to the crick

Monday, August 30th

I was jacking logs in the mill - bridges inspected

Tuesday, August 31st

I was working in the mill

Wednesday, September 1st

I went to Anamosa stayed all night

Thursday, September 2nd

Started home at 10 o'clock got home at 6

Friday, September 3rd

At home all day

Saturday, September 4th

Down after the mail then home

Sunday, September 5th

At home in fore noon then I went to Canton with Bart to see a game of ball

Monday, September 6th

Bell went to Canton in fore noon I was topping corn in after noon

Tuesday, September 7th

I was topping corn

Wednesday, September 8th

It is rainy fore noon I cut corn after noon

Thursday, September 9th

I topped corn part of fore noon then it began to rain I shocked some after noon - we was to Reyners to supper

Friday, September 10th

I was topping corn - Mrs White & Ivah was here to day

Saturday, September 11th

I finished topping corn at noon

Sunday, September 12th

Bell & me was to Meeting - Mrs Lightfoot was baptised - Bell stayed on the prairie

Monday, September 13th

I was at home all day Bell went to a Circus

Tuesday, September 14th

I was down to the mill a little while then back to John Neelans went a squirrel hunting got 14 I was to Neelans to a dance

Wednesday, September 15th

I was grinding cane for Wm Reyner in fore noon came home & cut my tobacco in after noon

Thursday, September 16th

At home all day

Friday, September 17th

I went to the mill - Bell came home - Snyders folks was here to dinner

Saturday, September 18th

I was after the mail I shot 2 squirrels & pheasant

Sunday, September 19th

Bell & me went to Iowa Smiths funeral with W. S. Reyner & came home with us to dinner then we went a hunting got 7 squirrel & 2 pheasant

Monday, September 20th

I went to Cascade with Tom Heffran

Tuesday, September 21st

At home all day

Wednesday, September 22nd

92 degs - I was hunting in fore noon got 2 squirrels at home the rest of the day - Ivah & Harry was down

Thursday, September 23rd

92 degs I was down to the mill in fore noon & home again

Friday, September 24th

I was down to the mill this morning

Saturday, September 25th

Bell & me was down to the crick - it rained - Lonie came home with us stayed all night

Sunday, September 26th

At home in fore noon - Charley Herrington was here to dinner we went a hunting got 12 squirrels - Lonie stayed all night again

Monday, September 27th

It was misty in fore noon I was at home Lonie went home got a pig from Carr

Tuesday, September 28th

I helped W N Tippett to pick a load of corn then I went to the crick

Wednesday, September 29th

I took Jim Lees team to Onslow after Mary Lee a big frost this morning

Thursday, September 30th

I was working on the road

Friday, October 1st

At home in fore noon then up to Robt Snyders stayed all night

Saturday, October 2nd

Went to Monticello with them

Sunday, October 3rd

They brought me home

Monday, October 4th

I made my sourkraut & begun to dig potatoes went to a dance to Lees

Tuesday, October 5th

I was down to the crick & home again

Wednesday, October 6th

I finished diging my potatoes

Thursday, October 7th

I was to the crick in fore noon & to Heffrons in after noon

Friday, October 8th

I was a dabing my barn & gathering apples & was to Atkinsons to a dance

Saturday, October 9th

I was after the mail & gathered apples & walnuts

Sunday, October 10th

Down to the mill & then home

Monday, October 11th

I was diging potatoes

Tuesday, October 12th

Bell & me was to Cascade with S. W. Reyners folks we was a coon hunting to night

Wednesday, October 13th

It rained this fore noon & some this after noon

Thursday, October 14th

It rained & wind blew hard

Friday, October 15th

I was down to the crick after a spade & then I dug in the celler & helped to pick a load of corn to day

Saturday, October 16th

I finished the potatoes this fore noon I dident do eny thing in after noon

Sunday, October 17th

At home all day

Monday, October 18th

I was down to the crick with Bell I was a hunting to & got three squirrels Tom Heffron & wife was here this evening

Tuesday, October 19th

I was at home all day Lizzie & her Ma was here all day & night

Wednesday, October 20th

I mixed a bed of morter in fore noon went a hunting in after noon

Thursday, October 21st

Geo Bodenhoffer came and we began the celler wall

Friday, October 22nd

Working at the wall to day

Saturday, October 23rd

It rained all day we worked all day finished the wall

Sunday, October 24th

At home all day Charley & Ivah was here to day

Monday, October 25th

I was tinkering around home

Tuesday, October 26th

I butchered my hog & cut it up

Wednesday, October 27th

I was up to Robt Snyders in fore noon & pulled turnips in after noon

Thursday, October 28th

I went to Cascade with S. W. Reyner to Frozen Hill in the evening to hear a Republican speech

Friday, October 29th

I pulled turnips a while we had a dance here to night

Saturday, October 30th

At the mill in fore noon & home the rest of the day

Sunday, October 31st

At C. A. Halls to day

Monday, November 1st

I was helping Wm Reyner to husk corn all day

Tuesday, November 2nd

Election I went with Wm Reyner I got a pig from him

Wednesday, November 3rd

I was chopping wood

Thursday, November 4th

I chopped a little wood Jo & Mary Hanna was here a little while this eve

Friday, November 5th

I was down to the mill in the morning then home & choped some wood

Saturday, November 6th

After mail choped wood in the evening we went to Frozen Hill to hear a Mormon Preacher

Sunday, November 7th

At home all day Mr John Tebo & family was here

Monday, November 8th

At home chopping wood

Tuesday, November 9th

W. Reyner helped me to get in my fodder it is misty all day

Wednesday, November 10th

I was down to the mill & back helped Jim Lee to pick up W. N. Tippetts potatoes & I dug some post holes

Thursday, November 11th

I was husking corn for Jim Lee

Friday, November 12th

I worked in the fore noon for Wm Carr on his grainery 1/2 day husked corn after noon for W. N. Tippett 1/2 day

Saturday, November 13th

I worked for Wm Carr

Sunday, November 14th

I was down to the mill in the fore noon then home I was sick the rest of the day

Monday, November 15th

I went to Canton with Jim Lee I am better

Tuesday, November 16th

I was helping W Carr part of the fore noon I drawed some stove wood in the after noon with Jim Lees team it begun to rain

Wednesday, November 17th

I was down to the mill & then home at noon put in a celler window & was over & shingled a little while for Wm Carr 1 3/4 days for Wm

Thursday, November 18th

The first snow storm - snowed & blowed all fore noon - I was down to Lees in fore noon I was down to the mill after noon - very cold

Friday, November 19th

I was working all day on John Youngs harrow

Saturday, November 20th

I was after the mill & back & finished John Youngs harrow

Sunday, November 21st

Bell & me was down to Jim Lees to dinner

Monday, November 22nd

I was down to Jim Lees & settled with him $3,36 my due

Tuesday, November 23rd

I helped Wm Reyner to kill a hog for Wm Carr then I worked on Wms bob sled

Wednesday, November 24th

I was to day we killed the hog & worked at the sleds

Thursday, November 25th

I helped Jim Lee to fill his barn with hay then I took his team & went to the crick after Bell & the children

Friday, November 26th

We was papering the house & I was working at the sleds some Maggie Atkinson was here to day

Saturday, November 27th

I was helping Tom Heffron to make a shed in fore noon then I went to Canton - I had a raffel sold 25 chickens

Sunday, November 28th

We was up to Mr Carrs a while then home - W. N. Tippett was here to dinner

Monday, November 29th

I was helping to fence the hay stacks & garden It began to snow

Tuesday, November 30th

I was after the mail & home again at work on Wms sleds

Wednesday, December 1st

I was to work at the sleds Jack Orr was here in after noon - it is very cold to day

Thursday, December 2nd

I was working at the sleds to day Tom Heffron brought his sled to get fixed - very cold to day 12 below zero - Rilla was here all day - I worked this after noon on Toms sleds

Friday, December 3rd

Worked all day on Toms sled

Saturday, December 4th

Worked all day on Toms sled

Sunday, December 5th

I went to Cascade with Wm Reyners - D. B. Bean died to day

Monday, December 6th

I worked at Toms sleds in fore noon & helped J. Lee to kill hogs after noon

Tuesday, December 7th

I was to Onslow with Oren Snyder

Wednesday, December 8th

Chopping wood in Wm Carrs pasture very pleasant to day - Derbin Bean was burried to day

Thursday, December 9th

I was to Cascade with J. Lee - very pleasant

Friday, December 10th

I was working at Wm Reyners sleds - very foggy & misty

Saturday, December 11th

I was working at Wms sleds - warm & mudy - I had a raffel tonight 26 chickens sold - Jo & Vickey came to day (EDITOR'S NOTE: his wife's sister and her husband Joe French)

Sunday, December 12th

Bell & me went down to the crick to W. N. Tippetts - 55 years old to day - very mudy & some rain - Bell stayed all night

Monday, December 13th

I was at work on the selds part of the day

Tuesday, December 14th

I was down to the mill helped W.N.T. to butcher - it snowed to day some getting cold

Wednesday, December 15th

I finished W Reyners sleds - I went to the mill & back

Thursday, December 16th

I was chopping some wood on W Carrs in fore noon - at home after noon - Jo French & wife & Rilla & Lizzie was here

Friday, December 17th

It snowed this morning & all day

Saturday, December 18th

I was down after the mail & back - Jo & Vickie went to the crick - Sam Neelan helped me to draw some wood - it snowed some

Sunday, Decemebr 19th

At home & down to Lees a little while - Lonie & Ray was here a while

Monday, December 20th

At home chopping wood

Tuesday, December 21st

To Onslow with Will Mc I was to Mike Lawless to a raffel got 2 chickens

Wednesday, December 22nd

I fixed Jack Duffys sled

Thursday, December 23rd

I put up Tom Heffrons rafters in fore noon then put a runer on Peter Smiths sled 25 cts then went to the crick with Jim Lee

Friday, December 24th

At home all day Bell & children went home this after noon to stay all night

Saturday, December 25th

I was a hunting a while in fore noon & up to Carrs a while & home the rest of the day alone - it snowed

Sunday, December 26th

I was to Lees a while & to Atkinsons & home then I was down to the crick - it snowed most all day

Monday, December 27th

32 below zero very cold - at home all day

Tuesday, December 28th

I helped Jim Lee to drive his steers to Canton then back & went to the crick - fixed Mike Dorans sled

Wedneday, December 29th

I was cutting some wood at home in fore noon & down to the crick after noon - cold all the week

Thursday, December 30th

I was chopping in fore noon & was working at a bob sled for Mike Lawless

Friday, December 31st

I was working at the sled in fore noon got done watered the cattle after noon & stayed to home blustering to day

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